I try to create an otherworldliness to everyday situations. What captivates me is the world of magic, it parallels how each piece comes into creation, using specific incantations in a sanctified environment. There is a force that is acting on the materials that guides the creation, and I'm there simply to observe and help guide the results as a conduit for what needs to be created. The process of creating art, is ritualistic by nature. As an artist, I begin by clearing my studio, physically and energetically, from the previous works that I’ve created. With the space now cleansed, the new piece starts to manifest, colors, materials, canvas and supplies specific to the new creation are selected. As I begin, a channel for the transmission of creative source enters the space and the piece comes alive. This process is what brings me back to the studio, again and again, to witness and be a part of, the birth of a new creation. I'm a Seattle based abstract painter, with a B.F.A. in Fine Art. I draw a great deal of inspiration from the landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, the colors, textures and light motivate my artwork.